comfortemp® thermal insulation
Insulation meets technology
comfortemp® Thermal Insulation made by Freudenberg is a range of advanced technology materials that combine perfect comfort with high thermal insulation properties. The portfolio covers a wide range of applications, with a focus on active sportswear, outerwear and fashion. comfortemp® thermal insulation materials made by Freudenberg have been uniquely engineered with a wide range of performance functions and innovative technologies. The wide range of weights, fibers (synthetic or natural), hand feel and insulation levels, combined with excellent breathability, cover all needs from basic insulation to high-performance construction and thermo-regulating garments. comofortemp® range represents an excellent example of Freudenberg’s contribution to sustainability: from the use of natural and renewable fibers to products made from 100% recycled polyester.
comfortemp® global range
For more than 40 years, Freudenberg has been supplying world renown global brands and factories its quality thermal and insulation paddings. Customers chose Freudenberg paddings for their exceptional quality and innovative properties to enhance the performance of their garments. Freudenberg has launched comfortemp on a global scale, the range is a handpicked selection from the very best and most innovative products from Freudenberg’s 4 padding factories and R&D centres worldwide. The benefits for the customers are multiple: the access to a range of highly innovative quality products globally available, no matter where they produce. This comes with the usual Freudenberg service and application know how packages.
There are 7 Ranges of unique comfortemp technologies available worldwide: comfortemp® air, comfortemp® down feel, comfortemp® fiberball, comfortemp® heat, comfortemp® protect, comfortemp® soft and comfortemp® stretch.
In addition to the global ranges there are 2 ranges of unique comfortemp® technology available throughout europe only. These two ranges being: comfortemp® nature and comfortemp® pcm.
comfortemp® fiberball padding
New dimension in thermal insulation - the alternative to down
Bitter cold and icy winds are keeping even the toughest fans of winter indoors. Only those who have the best winter clothing can take the weather as it comes. For sportswear and outdoor jackets this means ideally warm, light and breathable garments. Up to now, down has always been the first choice for thermal insulation. Now, however, Freudenberg Performance Materials is set to present a new dimension in thermal insulation: comfortemp® fiberball padding. This first ever padding made from fiberballs combines the advantages of loose down fillings and padding in a quality that has not previously been achieved. For example, thermal insulation is as much as 80 percent higher than conventional padding while the new material is as light and soft as down. Being focused on product innovation for solutions that improve others’ lives, lifestyle brand Napapijri will launch the “Superlight Parka” for the 2017 Fall/Winter season utilizing their owned THERMO-FIBRE® technology powered by comfortemp® fiberball padding.
The advantages of comfortemp® fiberball padding for consumers:
Thermal insulation comparable to down
The thermal insulation of comfortemp® fiberball padding is 50 to 80 percent higher than conventional padding. The material consists of many small fiberballs, between which are many small air pockets. These generate the high thermal insulation.
Twice as breathable as conventional paddings
The many small air pockets give the material high permeability. The fiberballs result in a special pore structure that is decisive in achieving a high level of breathability.
Uniform structure even after washing
comfortemp® fiberball padding has a uniform structure that ensures no cold spots can occur in the padding. This structure is even maintained after washing.
100 percent animal protection
comfortemp® fiberball padding is a genuine alternative to down, meaning that athletes and other active people do not need to worry about animal protection.
The advantages of comfortemp® fiberball padding for garment manufacturers:
Increased design freedom
When processing down and loose fiberballs, many small pockets need to be stitched to hold the filling material. With comfortemp® fiberball padding this is either not the case at all or applies only to a limited extent. This offers significantly greater freedom in the design of jackets and pants.
Compared to down and individual fiberballs, processing for garment manufacturers is very simple. There is no need to blow loose materials into countless small pockets. In contrast, comfortemp® fiberball padding can be stitched like a conventional padding, saving considerable costs.
Lower transportation costs
Thanks to its almost 100% resilience, comfortemp® fiberball padding can be vacuum packed, resulting in lower transport costs.